Sculpture on the Edge 2024

Medium / category: Sculpture

Requirements: Up to three sculptural works can be submitted, made individually or collaboratively. Sculptures – meaning an artwork of three dimensions that are formed by the carving, modelling, moulding or joining of materials – must stand alone or on its own foundation without any support or attachment

Eligibility: The Prize is open to all sculptors of any level, with the work(s) submitted having been completed within the last two years

Associated institutions: Arts Connect Inc, Sunshine Coast

Exhibition dates: From 23 November to 1 December 2024 at Flaxton Gardens, Flaxton

Arts Connect Inc’s annual event, Sculpture on the Edge, is back for its 15th celebratory year. Sculpture on the Edge was initially a collaboration with Maleny Garden Club’s Open Gardens Festival in 2010. That success led to a stand-alone event in 2011 sponsored by the Spicers Group. In 2022 the event was relocated to Flaxton Gardens to allow expansion to incorporate indoor sculptures.

The Prize is an opportunity for artists to showcase their talent at Flaxton Gardens in the picturesque Sunshine Coast Hinterland and gain exposure to a diverse audience of art lovers, collectors, galleries, admirers of beauty and the curious. All sculptors selected to exhibit will have their sculptures on display, and available for purchase, for the entirety of the event.

Sculptors are encouraged to submit details of their work online to be selected for the exhibition and participate in the competition. The 2024 program includes the annual exhibition, competitions for sculptors and visitors, workshops open to everyone, sculptor talks and celebrations to create a fun and creative experience for all visitors. Around 6,000 visitors are expected to attend the 2024 edition of the Prize.

Judging will take place on the 22nd November with winners announced the same day. Each sculpture will be judged by an expert panel for visual impact and interest as well as quality.

Arts Connect Inc is a volunteer-run, membership-based, not-for-profit group.


The winners are announced at the opening celebration with a total cash prize pool of $22,000.

There are prize categories for Sculptor of the Year; Highly Commended Sculptor; Local Sculptor; Upcycle Art Sculptor; Encouragement Award; Sculptor’s Choice and the popular People’s Choice.

For Artists
What you need to know

The event is solely focussed on sculptures and is open to all sculptors. Sculptures must have been completed in the past two years, and works must be stable, able to withstand local weather conditions, and be suitable for viewing by all age groups. Indoor works cannot be hung. Sculptures may be made individually or collaboratively, and up to three may be submitted.

Dates for your diary

Open for Entries: Entries close 31 August 2024

To enter, visit the prize’s website here.

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